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Egg Freezing & IVF in Vietnam

At Zora Health, you are our top priority. Our panel of experts will guide you through every step of the fertility treatment journey, helping you make informed decisions about your options, expected outcomes, and costs. Our Vietnam clinic offers families the same options as our other clinics around the world.

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Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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In Vitro Fertilisation

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a procedure used to help with fertility, prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child

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Financing

Spread out the cost of treatment over 12, 24, and 36 months to avoid large upfront payments and reduce financial burden.

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Accessible & affordable fertility care in Vietnam

Egg Freezing and IVF in Vietnam

In the patriarchal society of Vietnam, women are pressured to give birth to male babies so the growing trend among the population is to turn to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) which comes with the option of selecting the sex of their child. Several medical travellers with fertility problems choose to have IVF in Vietnam because of its relaxed policies of having it available to married and unmarried women alike. Additionally, egg and sperm donors are also permitted. Vietnam also claims to top the charts for the highest success rate and lowest cost in the ASEAN region.

What Medical Travelers Should Know About Vietnam

Vietnam, a country with a colourful history, lively culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes, is poised as a contender in medical tourism in Southeast Asia. Its healthcare system is a mix of traditional medicine and advanced science. Its niche fields are dentistry, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, and orthopaedics. It's a prime medical destination for dental implants, complex oral surgeries, facelifts, liposuctions, rhinoplasties, joint replacements, and spinal surgeries.

 

With a healthcare system that combines both traditional Eastern medicine and advanced Western techniques, Vietnam offers a broad range of medical services at a fraction of the cost compared to many countries. The government has invested heavily in healthcare infrastructure, rapidly increasing the quality of medical services and facilities. As a result, the country is increasingly recognized for its affordable and high-quality healthcare solutions, drawing medical tourists from around the globe.

 

The best locations for in vitro fertilisation in Vietnam

 

Medical travellers with fertility problems prefer to stay in the major cities, such as the popular District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City and the Old Quarter in Hanoi, because they offer several accommodations and are located near known medical tourism centres. After procedures, it's recommended to relax in any of the Da Nang beach resorts or go up the mountains of Sapa. If you want to immerse in Vietnamese culture, head to Hue and Hoi An. Adventurous souls would love to see the largest cave in the world, Son Doong in Phong Nha, or ride canyons in Datanla Falls in Da Lat.

 

Before flying in, make sure you first fill out an EVisa application at the official government website or a Vietnamese visa agency. Wait for the application to be approved and print it out. Present this approval letter to the airline counter at the airport. Once you get to Vietnam, you can't drive unless you have a Vietnamese driver's license so use taxis and or hire privately driven cars instead.

 

Vietnam experiences many monsoons and typhoons. When travelling from October to March, gear up for the cold rains of the winter monsoon season throughout the northern parts; and wear airy, comfortable outfits for the hot and dry weather in the South.

 

Locals welcome tourists with a puff from the traditional dieu cay tobacco wooden pipe. Politely decline this as the smoke may be too potent and can cause headaches and dizziness. Lastly, it is against Vietnamese law to buy antiques to bring home to your country.

 

You'll see hordes of motorbikes in Vietnam so you might want to try it yourself. There are motorbike rental shops scattered throughout the cities. Always wear a helmet when riding your rented moped or scooter. Join bicycle tours in the Mekong Delta and Central Vietnam. Ride the iconic cyclo when sightseeing. When travelling long distances, take the Vietnam Railways network or the Reunification Express that connects Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.

 

Vietnamese turn to in vitro fertilisation with sex selection to have baby boys

 

Vietnam is a patriarchal society where women defer to their fathers, husbands, and eldest sons. Unmarried women are expected to be celibate. Separated and divorced women often take the blame from society. There is pressure for women to bear sons. The 2020 World Population Report also revealed that around 40,800 baby girls are terminated in Vietnam every year. Because of this, many Vietnamese women turn to IVF with sex selection to have male children. This is a social problem of gender inequality and violation of women's human rights, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Bjorn Andersson.

 

The official language is Vietnamese, and English is the next preferred language. Other spoken languages are Khmer, French, Chinese, and minority languages.

Benefits of Doing Fertility Treatments in Vietnam

More and more people are travelling to Vietnam to seek IVF due to the country’s high pregnancy rates and low treatment costs. Ho Manh Tuong, Head of My Duc Hospital’s Fertility Support Department, claims that IVF in Vietnam has the highest success rate and lowest cost in the ASEAN region. It has come a long way since the country started to give IVF treatment to foreign patients in 2000. The skills of Vietnamese doctors are commendable, and since many of them have studied abroad, they are fluent in English, which is an advantage for medical tourists.

 

Some of Vietnam's advanced technology in assisted reproductive treatment includes microscopic testicular sperm extraction (MicroTESE), autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP), artificial insemination (IUI), and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedures. In MicroTESE, the sperm is extracted directly from the man's testicular tissue. This technology is applied when a man has infertility problems such as testicular atrophy, Sertoli syndrome, and mid-sperm spermatogenesis syndrome. There is also ongoing research in recent years about using artificial intelligence in monitoring and diagnosing embryos.

 

In the ASEAN region, Vietnam is also leading with the highest number of scientific publications associated with assisted reproductive techniques. The country also avoids the overuse of ovarian stimulation that causes complications like ovarian torsion and pain. They like to use biphasic in vitro maturation (CAPA-IVM), which is also known as the IVF technique with no ovarian stimulation. This treatment also costs lower than standard IVF and the duration of the treatment is reduced to only eight days compared to the average 10 to 12 days of a standard IVF cycle.

 

Public and private centres that offer in vitro fertilisation in Vietnam

 

IVF cycles are mostly done in public hospitals because there are very strict laws in place regarding the privatization of the country's medical services industry. However, there are still very few fertility clinics in these public hospitals, leaving the majority with no choice but to endure the long waiting lists and save enough money for treatments in private infertility treatment centres. Infertility treatment is not covered by the country's social health insurance.

 

Among the clinic options for medical tourists seeking procedures using assisted reproductive techniques in Ho Chi Minh City are Saigon Hospital, Bumrungrad International Hospital, An Sinh Hospital, and Tu Du Hospital. If you are in Hanoi, consider the Hong Ngoc IVF Center.

Cost Considerations

IVF costs in Vietnam around VND 70 million or USD 2,980.

 

The pregnancy rate of IVF at the Central Obstetrics Hospital in Hanoi enjoys a high success rate of 50% to 60% while it is around 65% at the Tu Du and An Sihn Hospitals. These are much higher than in Thailand or Singapore, where success rates average 40% to 45%.

 

To know about the cost of egg freezing in Vietnam, most clinics do not list their prices online but patients are encouraged to get a free quote and further information directly from the clinic websites.

Other Considerations Before Starting Your Fertility Treatment in Vietnam

  • In Vietnam, IVF is available not only to married couples but also to single women who want to have children. It is the only country among its neighbour countries of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan, that offers IVF treatment to unmarried women.
  • Gestational surrogacy is permitted for married infertile couples without a child when the wife is unable to give birth. The surrogate mother must have a family link.
  • Only IVF treatment centres that have operated for two years and performed over a thousand IVF cycles annually are allowed to perform altruistic (unpaid) gestational surrogacy.
  • Egg and sperm donors are permitted.
  • Eggs, sperm, and embryos are stored only in allowed IVF establishments.
  • The storage facility can destroy the egg, sperm, or embryo when the client has not paid their civil contract within six months.

Why Choose Vietnam for Your Fertility Treatment

Medical tourists from around the globe are drawn to Vietnam due to many factors. Many Vietnamese specialists have studied abroad so their advanced skills and English fluency are a plus. The government has also successfully implemented its healthcare infrastructure program to provide high-quality healthcare services.

 

Vietnam actively makes use of advanced assisted reproductive techniques such as microscopic testicular sperm extraction (MicroTESE) and the usage of artificial intelligence in monitoring and diagnosing embryos. Many foreign patients also appreciate the option of having biphasic in vitro maturation (CAPA-IVM) or IVF with no ovarian stimulation to lessen costs and treatment time and to prevent complications like ovarian torsion and pain. Lastly, recovery feels like a vacation when patients head to the breathtaking beach resorts, mountains, caves, or waterfalls of Vietnam to appreciate the country's natural beauty.

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"The financing options lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."

"Zora’s instalment plans were a true lifesaver. I was so grateful for their flexible and affordable options. I have been thinking about preserving my eggs as a form of “insurance” but didn’t want to pay a big lump sum upfront as I am saving for a house. The instalment plan helps me manage my finances better.”

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"I never felt alone in my fertility journey."

"After failing previously, we were very anxious and were not sure what to expect. They guided us through the process and cared for us every step of the way. My treatment at the clinic was long, and sometimes it was emotionally draining, but having a fertility coach made us feel better and more prepared. As busy professionals, we appreciate the convenience of scheduling appointments through Zora. I have recommended Zora to all our friends."

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You deserve the very best.

That's why we’re here to support you — from the first consultation all the way to egg storage and pregnancy.

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Enjoy an Introductory Call With a Zora Health Care Advocate

Let’s get to know you to better advise you about the process of egg freezing in Singapore and Malaysia, the costs involved as well as the rules and regulations. 

 

We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you have no doubts moving forward. 

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Benefit From the Flexibility to Choose Your Doctor or Ours

We truly understand how important it is to find a doctor you are comfortable with for your egg freezing journey. 

Whether you already have someone in mind or prefer our team to recommend an appropriate specialist and clinic, we’re here to help. 

We will also provide you with a list of questions to ask during your consultation, ensuring that you would be fully prepared for it to maximize your time.

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Attend Fertility Tests & Reviews

Your specialist will review your goals, medical history, and perform the necessary tests. We will then schedule a review and discuss your proposed fertility plan.

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Start Freezing Your Eggs Worry-Free

Rest assured that our team will provide a white-glove concierge service at every stage of your fertility journey, no matter if you’re freezing your eggs in Singapore, Malaysia, or at any of our clinics around the world.